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Model HSC Pistol / Re: HSc Production Chart
« on: October 04, 2020, 02:01:24 PM »
Your Post-War HSc was produced in December 1945 by French Occupation and supervised forces.  Things at Mauser were a bit chaotic as you might imagine so the Phosphate Magazine is not totally out of character.  Nice pick-up!

Model HSC Pistol / Re: Inherited a Mauser ...
« on: September 13, 2020, 02:51:10 PM »
The Gamba HSc was in production in Italy between 1983 and 1985.  That's about as close as I can get you.  Last time I looked, Gamba still had a website that showed a Post-War Mauser HSc design and not your model.  It has little value in the collector market so as a general .380 it is probably worth anywhere from $200 to $400 depending on the buyer.

Model HSC Pistol / Re: Gunbroker HSC Markings
« on: June 14, 2020, 05:25:19 PM »
OK ... on the left side of the Trigger Guard is the interlaced WR signifying assembly and acceptance by the Post-War French supervision.  On the right side is a Flaming Bomb symbol, the meaning of which has yet to be identified.

Model HSC Pistol / Re: Gunbroker HSC Markings
« on: June 13, 2020, 02:45:12 PM »
I could not find it.  Can you describe the marking?

General Mauser Pistol Questions / Re: Ammo
« on: May 12, 2020, 02:10:32 PM »
7.65mm ammunition is the same as .32 ACP caliber sold at any sporting goods store.

Model HSC Pistol / Re: Early French phosphate HSc
« on: March 28, 2020, 06:16:27 PM »
The WR stamp has been verified by Prof. Dr. Rolf Gminder (former Mauser Managing Director) as "Factory Proof or Final Audit" of an HSc assembly part.  For that reason the French marked most of their HSc pistols with the large WR ("Werksrevision") on the Trigger Guard to signify a completed and accepted unit.

Having given you all this information, I would request that you provide a complete serial number of your HSc for our database.  If you are shy about sharing it publicly you can PM it to me.  Thank you.

Model HSC Pistol / Re: Early French phosphate HSc
« on: March 28, 2020, 03:47:17 PM »
Proofing was sporadic throughout the Post-War era on the HSc.  This may have been  because it was not a priority for the French or the Ulm Proof House may not have been a full-time operation then.  Either way, there were no serial numbers in large groups that fell in this category.

Model HSC Pistol / Re: Now Available: "The Mauser HSc Pistol"
« on: March 19, 2020, 06:12:09 AM »
Thank you for getting our book, Scott.  I hope it answers all your questions and gives you historical insight into the HSc as a artifact of WWII.  We welcome any comments you might have.

Model HSC Pistol / Re: HSc mag with finger extension?
« on: November 18, 2019, 06:50:45 PM »
Scott, you can watch the listings on both eBay and GunBroker for a Finger Extension Magazine:

I have never seen just the Extension Floorplate for sale.  You should know that there is a slight difference in width between the Wartime Magazine and Late Model Magazine so one might not fit the other.

Hope that answers your questions.

Model HSC Pistol / Re: Now Available: "The Mauser HSc Pistol"
« on: October 29, 2019, 08:41:53 PM »
Scott:  Legacy advises that they have a few left in stock (before reorder) that you can order even though the ad says "Out of Stock".  Any problems email Kurt Whiteman, owner of Legacy.

Model HSC Pistol / Re: Now Available: "The Mauser HSc Pistol"
« on: October 26, 2019, 11:57:46 AM »
Checking with our Publisher now.  I'll let you know when they expect more from the printer.

General Discussion / Re: Hello from me.
« on: October 26, 2019, 11:41:52 AM »
Welcome Scott!  I'm glad you stood by to register.  We had some problems with Spammers that had to be cleaned up but OK for now.  I hope your time with us is enjoyable and thought-provoking.

Model HSC Pistol / Re: Late Phosphate HSc
« on: August 12, 2019, 04:01:57 PM »
I agree with your conclusions, i.e., the Grips were produced in the Post-War era with poor materials.  They do have some significance as an artifact of that period so if you ever replace them with wood or plastic, I would retain them in your collection.

French records of German production in the final months of the war recorded 2,310 HSc pistols produced in March (refer to p.25 in your book).  That would come in at around serial number 950489 (German Army Acceptance mark).

As to your pistol, it was a new addition to our database (thanks for sharing!).  I do not believe it ever left the factory until the French probably put it to use or traded it to a G.I. as war booty.  I think that's all your questions for now, if anything else comes to mind, let me know ... I'm always available.

Model HSC Pistol / Re: Late Phosphate HSc
« on: August 11, 2019, 07:56:19 PM »
Your Late Wartime HSc was assembled in April 1945 and French records do not support your theory, i.e., Mauser was still under German control so it must have been in early April before the French occupation.

This HSc would be categorized as Commercial since there are no Acceptance marks and it joins many other Commercials at this time until the end of production that were not marked.  You are very close to the end which was serial number 951939.

I am curious to know why you think the Grips are not original.  I tend to agree but I would like to know your conclusions.  Anything else, let me know.

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